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Ahmad Pratama

Ahmad Pratama

Data Literacies Lead 

Subject Team: Social Sciences

Expertise: Computational Social Science, Cybersecurity Awareness, Data Literacy, Educational Technology, IT & Society 
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How can Ahmad help you?

Ahmad, a former Fulbright scholar, earned his PhD from Stony Brook in 2019 before rejoining the university in 2024 as the Data Literacies Lead at SBU Libraries. He is responsible for building a robust data literacies program to meet the evolving data science and AI-related learning and scholarship needs of the Stony Brook University community. He can assist you with anything data-related or refer you to other experts in your field.


  • PhD, Technology, Policy, and Innovation, Stony Brook University
  • IUDC, Educational Technology, Teachers College Columbia University
  • IUDC, Learning Science & Cognitive Science, New York University
  • MS, Information Technology, Monash University (Australia)
  • BS, Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada (Indonesia)


  • Data Literacies Lead, Stony Brook University, 2024 to present
  • Associate Professor, Information Technology, Indonesia, 2022 to 2023
  • Assistant Professor, Information Technology, Indonesia, 2019 to 2021

Selected Publications & Service:

Journal Articles

Pratama, A. R., & Firmansyah, F. M. (2022). COVID-19 mass media coverage in English and public reactions: a West-East comparison via Facebook posts. PeerJ Computer Science, 8, e1111.

Alammary, A., Alshaikh, M., & Pratama, A. R. (2022). Awareness of security and privacy settings in video conferencing apps among faculty during the COVID-19 pandemic. PeerJ Computer Science, 8, e1021.

Pratama, A. R., Firmansyah, F. M., & Rahma, F. (2022). Security awareness of single sign-on accounts in the academic community: the roles of demographics, privacy concerns, and Big-Five personality. PeerJ Computer Science, 8, e918.

Pratama, A. R., & Firmansyah, F. M. (2021). Until you have something to lose! Loss aversion and two-factor authentication adoption. Applied Computing and Informatics.  

Pratama, A. R., & Firmansyah, F. M. (2021). Disengaged, Positive, or Negative: Parents’ Attitudes Toward Learning From Home Amid COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Child and Family Studies 30(7), 1803-181. 

Pratama, A. R., & Firmansyah, F. M. (2020). How can governments nudge students to become ebook readers? Evidence from Indonesia. Digital Library Perspectives 37(3), 275-288. 

Pratama, A. R. (2020). Fun first, useful later: Mobile learning acceptance among secondary school students in Indonesia. Education and Information Technologies 26(2), 1737-1753.  

Pratama, A. R., & Scarlatos, L. L. (2020). The Role of Device Ownership and Infrastructure in Promoting E-Learning and M-Learning in Indonesia. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 12(4), 1-16. 


Pratama, A. R., Vadila, N., & Firmansyah, F. M. (2023, March). Exposing generational and gender gap in phishing awareness among young adults: A survey experiment. In AIP Conference Proceedings (Vol. 2508, No. 1, p. 020008). AIP Publishing LLC. 

Firmansyah, F. M., & Pratama, A. R. (2021, April) Anonymity in COVID-19 Online Donations: A Cross-Cultural Analysis on Fundraising Platforms. In Future of Information and Communication Conference (FICC) 2021, Vancouver, Canada. Springer. 

Firmansyah, F. M., Jones, J. J., & Pratama, A. R. (2021, February) We are Not All the Same: Racial/Ethnic Identity Choice of Asian Americans on Twitter. In 2021 SPSP Virtual Annual Convention.

Aristi, N. M., & Pratama, A. R. (2021, February). Exploring familiarity and participation in online gig economy among Indonesians. In IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (Vol. 1077, No. 1, p. 012066). IOP Publishing.  

Saputri, A. D., & Pratama, A. R. (2021, February). Identifying user characteristics of the top three e-wallet services in Indonesia. In IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (Vol. 1077, No. 1, p. 012028). IOP Publishing.  

Pratama, A. R. (2018, March). Investigating daily mobile device use among university students in Indonesia. In IOP conference series: Materials science and engineering (Vol. 325, No. 1, p. 012004). IOP Publishing. 

Scarlatos, L. L., Pratama, A., & Tchoubar, T. (2017, November). The virtual breadboard: helping students to learn electrical engineering at a distance. In Future Technologies Conference (FTC) (pp. 29-30). 

Pratama, A. R. (2017, May). Exploring Personal Computing Devices Ownership Among University Students in Indonesia. In the International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries (pp. 835-841). Springer, Cham. 

Pratama, A. R. (2017, March). Cross-country analysis of ICT and education indicators: an exploratory study. In IOP conference series: Materials Science and Engineering (Vol. 185, No. 1, p. 012006). IOP Publishing. 


Fulbright Foreign Student Program
Serving as a selection panelist for the Fulbright Master and Doctoral scholarships and as a mentor for principal candidates from Indonesia preparing their university applications (2020-2022).

Summer Institutes in Computational Social Sciences 
Serving as co-organizer and core faculty for SICSS-Jogja, the co-first SICSS in the Southeast Asia region (2022).